Spring 2020 - Remote Teaching

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Latest posts on remote teaching

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Teaching Remotely at UChicago

From IT Services and the Center for Teaching


Notes on Zoom security

Zoom meeting rooms are public by default.  Below are some steps you can take to make your meetings more secure.' Update on 4/9/20: UChicago IT Services has several recommended settings for class meetings, and Zoom has added a convenient 'Security' button along the...

Making the best of the camera you have

NB: These guidelines are written from the perspective of those in Chicago, the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere.  Those in the southern hemisphere should substitute south for north in these recommendations.  Those in tropical latitudes will see significantly...

Making the best of the microphone you have

If you do not have a lot of choice over what microphone you will have to use with video calls, there are a few environmental factors to consider that can help your outgoing audio quality.  Larger rooms, for example, tend to be more echoy.  Likewise, rooms with flat...